A first-of-its-kind travel show explores the special bond a father and daughter share.Rediff.com's Anita Aikara speaks to actress Kalki Koechlin who set out on a journey to the northeast with her dad. Some of the best trips in life are the ones we took as children. That's because we had our parents to watch out for us and take care of us. Actress Kalki Koechlin took several road trips in her childhood with her father Joel Koechlin by her side. It's from him that she gets the travel bug -- her mother Francoise Armandie introduced her to books and literature. With a flourishing career in show business, Kalki's trips reduced and so did the quality time she spent with her dad, an avid biker and photographer. In her words, he is the "most incredible man in her life.". She proudly mentions that Joel wears multiple hats -- pilot, mountaineer, ski instructor, friend, philosopher, guide and her papa, of course! Back in the 1970s, he hitchhiked all the way from France to India. After living on … [Read more...] about Travelling the northeast with Kalki Koechlin
Rakshit Desai, Managing Director, FCM Travel Solutions India, Flight Centre Travel Group Australia’s Indian subsidiary, answers your questions on Travel — howtos, trends, recommendations and more. Send in your questions to: [email protected] I am an Indian passport holder and have an Australian visa. I am travelling from Mumbai to Melbourne via Kuala Lumpur with a long layover. Which Visa do you recommend to enter Malaysia? If you plan to leave the airport in Kuala Lumpur during your layover and explore the city, I would suggest you get a visa before your departure from Mumbai. Alternatively, you can get an "On Arrival Transit Visa" when you land in Malaysia, although its successful issuing will depend on your immigration officer. I and my partner have our wedding towards end of April 2020. Basis our research we understood that it would be a good time to visit Europe. Can you help us select some good destinations and an itinerary? Europe has now become a … [Read more...] about Ask the travel expert: Which places would be ideal for a visit in Europe during April?
Reese Witherspoon is off to an adventure trip with her “wilderness buddy” - son Deacon Phillippe.The 41-year-old actor and her 13-year-old son headed on an outdoor adventure to Canada earlier this week. Witherspoon took to Instagram on Wednesday to share photos from their mother-son excursion, reports etonline.com. “Wilderness buddy,” Witherspoon captioned the selfie. Wilderness buddy 🍃🌲 @deaconphillippe A post shared by Reese Witherspoon (@reesewitherspoon) on Jun 13, 2017 at 11:51am PDT“River kayaking adventure! We survived, Canada, Stay wild,” Witherspoon wrote in another Instagram slideshow. River kayaking adventure with @deaconphillippe 🚣🌲🛶 #WeSurvived #Canada #StayWILD A post shared by Reese Witherspoon (@reesewitherspoon) on Jun 14, 2017 at 11:23am PDTLast year, the wilderness buddies took a special hiking trip to British Columbia and documented their exploration on … [Read more...] about Reese Witherspoon gets adventurous with ‘wilderness buddy’
Google Messages has two new important security updates for users. The new updates will bring verified SMS and spam protection to Google’s official Messages app on Android.The verified SMS tag will appear next to messages from authentic businesses. This will help users identify that the message they received is from the original business. These messages will be identified with the business logo and a verification badge in the thread. Verified SMS will be available first in nine countries including India, the US, Mexico, Brazil, the UK, France, Philippines, Spain and Canada. Verified SMS will be applicable for Google Pay and verification codes as well. At present only five brands carry the verification badge – 1-800-Flowers, Banco Bradesco, Kayak, Payback and SoFi. Google plans to include more brands and roll out Verified SMS to more markets.Another important feature coming to Google Messages is spam protection. As the name suggests, this … [Read more...] about Google introduces verified SMS for its Messages app on Android
But weighing anchor on the stunning 2186sqm Kirton Point property – which offers breathtaking views over Boston Bay and beyond – isn’t proving easy. “We are sad to be leaving this beautiful home,” Mrs Gill says. “But we also feel privileged to have been part of its journey. We know that, for the new owners, the journey will continue to evolve because there’s so much scope to do more.” 37 Kent Place, Port Lincoln.Source:Supplied The Gills have carried out extensive work on the four-bedroom residence – which was built in the middle of last century – in collaboration with local architect Damien McQuillan. “(Original owner) Christina Haldane sailed into Boston Bay and looked up at Kirton Point and dreamed of a house she was going to build up there one day … so that’s how it started,” Mrs Gill says. “We’d been looking and looking and one day this home came up in the paper and we both just loved … [Read more...] about Soak up a slice of fresh Eyre in a true seachange stunner